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Multi-Tasking Makeup Products

One of the things I love about the Jane Iredale makeup range – quite apart from the fact that it’s really good for your skin – is that so many of the products multi-task!

Multi-tasking makeup products

Instead of getting bogged down with applying moisturiser, sunscreen and foundation/BB cream in the morning – just use the Dream Tint, a tinted moisturiser that has the bonus of SPF 50! That’s one product to replace three sitting in your bathroom cabinet – and slashing the time you spend in front of the mirror each day.

Multi Tasking Minerals

Or take the mineral powder, which can be used as a concealer, foundation, and powder all in one.

  • Concealer – hide any blemishes, or dark skin under your eyes by simply mixing some of the loose powder with water, before applying to skin and carefully blending.
  • Foundation – Mix some of the powder with a moisturiser and make a cream foundation, and apply lightly with fingers or a sponge.
  • Powder – For best results, dust on with a Jane Iredale brush.

Gloss or Matte Lips?

Lip Fixation lip gloss duo gives you the ability to choose either a matte finish, or a gloss. For a matte look, brush on the colour – although it goes on glossy, it soon sets into a long wearing matte finish which can be worn alone.

To create a long lasting shine, simply apply a coat of the gloss on top.

There is also a combination eyeliner and brow brush; and the Just Kissed lip and cheek stain, which will bring a natural glow to your cheeks and lips.

Hydration with Staying Power!

A spritz of the Jane Iredale hydration spray is ideal to “set” your mineral powder, plus it is so cool and refreshing especially at this time of year. If you have oily skin, you can even use it is a moisturiser!

If you would like to try or find out more about these and other multi-tasking makeup products in the Jane Iredale range, make an appointment to pop in and visit my Thornlands beauty salon soon.

Christmas Treats

We’re coming into that time of year, when our thoughts turn towards choosing Christmas gifts for our loved ones.

So this month, I’ve put together some suggestions from the salon …

Christmas treats - Jane Iredale makeup kit - party red trio

Jane Iredale Makeup Gifts

Because Jane Iredale is the skin care makeup, it’s perfect for everyday!

But if you are thinking specifically of Christmas treats, you can’t go past these gift packs:

Makeup Starter Kit: Help her discover the difference that pure mineral makeup can make, by giving her the essentials, in a chic cosmetic case.

Limited Edition Makeup Kits: Spoil her with one of the Beauty with Brilliance makeup kits. Ready to Go is perfect for those setting off on summer holidays, or for the fun loving woman, how about the Party Red Trio (pictured at top)?

JI BWB - Ready to go Kit - 72dpi

Shimmer and Shine

A bit of sparkle makes a perfect Christmas treat!

24K Gold Dust: Is there a golden girl in your life? She’ll love this little pot of treasure, which can be used to add shimmer to eyes, lips, cheeks, shoulders and decolletage and even hair!

24 Karat Gold Dust - Gold - 72dpi

Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion: This popular product is back for a limited time only! For soft, nourished, luminous skin all over.

Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion - 72dpi

Gift Vouchers

Jean in Santa hatThe beauty of gift vouchers is that they offer the luxury of choice. Your loved one can choose from one of our services – such as a facial, manicure or even a pedicure to show off summer feet – or products from the Jane Iredale makeup or Waterlily skin care ranges.

And when your Christmas shopping is sorted, don’t forget to reward yourself with your own Christmas treats at Jaibe Beauty Thornlands – I look forward to seeing you in the salon, soon!

Classic Beauty Trends

Styles in beauty and makeup are constantly evolving and changing, which means that they can also date quickly.

classic beauty trends - red lips

Nothing screams the seventies like pale blue eyeshadow; while heavily glossed lips were very fashion forward in the eighties.

However, there are some classic beauty trends, that never seem to go out of style.

3 Classic Beauty Trends

1 – Natural Makeup

Why is it a classic beauty trend? Maybe because a natural makeup helps to smooth your complexion, evens out your skin tone, minimises any flaws, and gives you an attractive, healthy glow!

2 – A Red Lip

Classic Beauty Trends - Jane Iredale Pure Moist lipstick Gwen

Jane Iredale Pure Moist lipstick “Gwen”

Nothing takes your look from blah to hoorah, like a red lip – just ask Gwen Stefani!

So make sure you have a red that suits your complexion, in your lipstick wardrobe. If you have a cool skin tone, look for a bluey-red lipstick, while warmer skin tones suit a warmer red with a hint of orange.

classic beauty trends - Jane Iredale Puregloss lip gloss in Crabapple

Jane Iredale Puregloss lip gloss in Crabapple

3 – Smoky Eyes

Kohl eyeliner is the first product you should reach for when creating a smoky eye look, and you can’t get much more classic than that! Kohl has been used to enhance eyes since the time of the ancient Egyptians.

If you would like help with creating any of these classic beauty trends, or need a special occasion makeup (eg bridal or formal), let’s chat!

Book an appointment with me at Jaibe Beauty Thornlands on 404 845 133 or fill out the contact form.


Blushing Beauty At Any Age

Blush, blusher, rouge, bronzer, cheek tint: whatever you want to call it, it has been one of the most popular cosmetics throughout the ages.

Just by using blusher, you look more radiant as it gives your face a soft, healthy glow.

blushing beauty

Blushing Beauty All Day Long

If you want your blush to last all day long, here are some of the secrets I have learned as a professional makeup artist:

  1. Prepare the canvas of your face with primer and foundation. These will not only help to smooth your complexion, but also give your blusher something to cling to.
  2. Just add colour – whether you brush on a powder, or apply a cream with your finger tips, start with a smile (good advice anytime really!). Then apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks, starting from underneath the middle of your eye, out and upwards towards your temples and hairline.
  3. Blend, blend, blend!
  4. Apply translucent powder, to help fix the colour and foundation.
  5. You may like to apply a dusting of highlighter to your cheekbones if you would like to emphasise them.
  6. Finish with a hydrating spray which again, helps set your makeup for long lasting results.

A Healthy Glow

The whole point of using blusher is to create a healthy glow – and yet it can actually have an adverse affect on your wellbeing!

Back in Elizabethan England, for example, blushers consisted of toxic ingredients such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. Although blusher has come a long way since then, it still pays to be careful about which blush you choose.

That’s why I recommend and stock Jane Iredale makeup, as it provides long lasting results that are actually good for your skin. When it comes to blush, the range includes loose and pressed mineral powders, sticks and creams, bronzers and highlighters – something to suit you, no matter what your skin type or age.

I would love to help you become a “blushing beauty” – so call or SMS 0404 845 133 or fill out the contact form today.

Tips to Make Lipstick Stay on Longer

As a beauty therapist and makeup artist, one of the most common questions I am asked is how to make lipstick stay on longer. 

make lipstick stay on longer

For best results, I suggest the following:

  • Exfoliate your Lips – If you’ve had a facial with me, you will know that I apply a sugar scrub to exfoliate your lips. This is something you can also do at home, before applying makeup, to help your lipstick to stay on longer.
  • Prime your Lips with Foundation – When you are applying foundation and/or powder, make sure you do your lips as well as the rest of your face.
  • Take your Time – Allow time between each step of applying your makeup, so it can settle. You might like to put on some perfume, or brush your hair, between each step of applying your lipstick, for a longer lasting effect.
  • Use a Lipliner – Particularly as we grow older, lipliner not only outlines our lips, it also stops our lipstick bleeding. Choose one that is the same colour as, or only slightly darker, than your lipstick – after outlining, use it to colour in your lips.
  • Choose your Lipstick Carefully – Matte lipsticks are generally the most long wearing – however for a gloss finish, have you tried the Jane Iredale Lip Fixation? Fabulously long lasting – first apply the lip stain, and then finish with the lip gloss. One client went to an awards night and was thrilled at how her lipstick lasted through drinks and dinner, and still looked shiny near the end of the night!

lip fixation

  • Apply your Lipstick –  Remember that it’s better to do a couple of thinner layers, than one thick one. Blot with tissue paper, and apply translucent powder over the top. Repeat.
  • Set your Makeup – I like to use a Jane Iredale hydration spray for the finishing touch.

Pommisst hydration spray

And now for a free bonus tip for clients of my Redlands beauty salon: apply a little highlighter to the skin just above your cupid’s bow – it may not make your lipstick stay on longer, but it will add real definition and wow factor!

If you would like more makeup tips, need the help of  a makeup artist to create the perfect look for your next important occasion, or want to try any of the products mentioned here, contact me on 0404 845 133 or complete the contact form.

Jean Bayliss,
Jaibe Beauty.


An Evening with a Jane Iredale Makeup Artist

Last month, Jaibe Beauty Thornlands was delighted to host an evening with Jane Iredale makeup artist, Alice Henderson.

Jane Iredale makeup artists

In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, over a dozen of Jaibe’s valued clients paid close attention as Alice and salon owner Jean gave makeup advice … you can learn some of their tips on makeup for mature eyes in this blog post, written by one of the attendees.

Here are just a few happy snaps from the night:

Jane Iredale makeup display

Jane Iredale makeup display and a glass of bubbly … what more could you want!


Makeup artist Alice Henderson waves her magic wand …

Jane Iredale makeup artist

while Jean also provided personal attention and makeup advice.

Jane Iredale makeup artist Alice

Learning how to make the most of beautiful eyes.

learning about Jane Iredale

Jaibe Beauty clients were keen to learn from makeup artist, Alice.


Discussing makeup tips and tricks.

Jane Iredale makeup gift bags

Guests were also treated to a special gift bag.

Jean is planning another Jane Iredale makeup class next year – so make sure you keep an eye on the Jaibe Beauty Facebook page for updates!

And don’t forget –  if you are looking for a Jane Iredale makeup stockist, or wanting to book special occasion or formal makeup, contact Jean on 0404 845 133.

Wedding Makeup

wedding makeup ThornlandsAttention brides to be …

It’s a big decision.

You’ll look back on it for many years to come, so you want to get it right.

And no, we’re not just talking about choosing your groom – we’re talking about your wedding makeup!

Tips for Beautiful Brides

On your wedding day, there are a lot of things you want your makeup to achieve. Ideally, the perfect wedding makeup will:

  • highlight your own beauty on your wedding day – nothing too over the top;
  • capture that radiant bridal glow;
  • look great in photos; and
  • last all day.

It’s a tall order! And while normally you may be confident to do your makeup yourself – what if the wedding nerves set in? It’s hard to apply makeup properly with a shaky hand!

Makeup Artist Redlands

Come in and talk to Jean about your upcoming wedding, and have a makeup trial, like Claire did – and experience Jean’s makeup artistry for yourself …

Wedding Makeup Thornlands before and after

Won’t Claire make a beautiful bride?

Makeup Trends for Special Occasions

makeup trends for special occasionsWith formal season in full swing, and Christmas parties and other festive occasions just around the corner, now is a great time to try out some of the big makeup trends to see how they work for you!

  • Brow Pencil – Have you tried wearing pencil on your brows yet? Brow pencil is a great way to bring a bit of shape and definition to your brows – and a sleek brow helps to frame your whole face.
  • Highlight your Eyes – Applying a teensy bit of highlighter to the inner corner of your eye, has the same effect as being in candlelight – flattering for every woman, especially if you’ve reached an age where you look better in soft focus!
  • Winged Eyeliner – This look can take a bit of practice, it’s true, but is well worth the effort especially if you want to up the glamour factor!
  • Mascara – The latest look is to wear mascara on your lower, as well as your upper lashes. Apply vertically with just the tip of your mascara wand, instead of the horizontal position you would use for your upper lashes.
  • Bold Lip – Just in case you thought it was all about the eyes, a bold lip will also help to bring your look up to the minute. If it’s not something you’ve tried before, ease yourself into it by dabbing your finger on the tip of your lippie and then touching your finger to your lips, for a stain effect. As you try this over a couple of weeks, you will become more used to seeing colour and will be able to gradually go brighter and bolder.

And of course, if you’re not confident that you can make any of these makeup trends work for you – especially if you have a wedding, formal or other important occasion coming up – you can always make an appointment to see Jean for professional makeup tips, advice and application! Find out more – including prices – on the Jaibe Beauty Makeup webpage.


Finding your Perfect Foundation

Jane Iredale makeupThere are three things that women dread having to buy: swimsuits, jeans, and foundation.

That’s because it is so hard to find the right one.

But finding your perfect foundation doesn’t have to be a drama any more, because Jean at Jaibe Beauty is offering a complementary trial to help you find your best foundation fit!

Jean can also teach you the tips and tricks to create a flawless base when you are doing your own makeup at home.

Jaibe Beauty is a proud stockist of the Jane Iredale makeup range – the “skincare makeup range”. Whether it’s lipstick, eyeshadow, mascara, blusher, bronzer or foundation, you can be assured that your skin is being nourished and protected as well as looking good!

And Jean’s favourite product from the Jane Iredale make up range? “I love the pure pressed base mineral powder. It is a four in one – foundation, concealer, sunscreen and the ingredients feed the skin. It feels light and looks natural, while covering any redness of my skin.”

Special Occasion Makeup

Jane Iredale logoGot a school formal, wedding, or other important event coming up? Make sure you book Jean for a special occasion makeup you’ll love!

Call and make an appointment today for your complementary foundation trial on 0404 845 133, or email Jean.